Health4Rights is a multi-disciplinary health and human rights conference focusing on human rights as positive social determinants of health for LGBTI people and other minority populations in the Asia Pacific Region. Our particular focus is on intersecting marginalisation such as sexuality, gender and disability. This conference will form part of the conversation on how lower and middle-income countries in the Western Pacific region can begin to address the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals theme of “leave no-one behind”.


Civil Society, Equity, Health Care, Health Communication, Health Disparities, Human Rights, Human Rights Law, Mental Health, Minority Rights, Primary Health Care, Public Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Social Activism, Social Exclusion, Social Justice

Call for Papers

Conference: Rights4Health Conference 2018, organised by the LGBT Centre (Mongolia)

Dates: July 4-5, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Chinggis Khaan Hotel

The LGBT Centre Mongolia invites abstract submissions from Mongolian and international applicants for oral, panel discussion or poster presentations for the inaugural Rights4Health Conference. Digital posters from interested applicants unable to attend will also be considered.

We are looking for contributions from people engaged in research, projects or community-driven activities related to improving the health of minority populations through a human rights lens. We are especially interested in the intersection of SOGI and other minority or marginalized status, e.g. people with disabilities, ethnic or religious minorities, women, youth, rural people, migrants and refugees.

Conference Themes:

  • Reducing morbidity or mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promotion of mental health and well-being.
  • Prevention, harm reduction and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol
  • Promoting the social, economic and political inclusion of all
  • Eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and actions, especially with regard to health.
  • Reducing and responding to violence including sexual assault and hate crimes.
  • Ensuring responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels and developing stronger and more just institutions.
  • Creating the societal conditions in which individuals can become active agents of change
  • Responding to the social, political, economic, and cultural power imbalances that constitute some of the structural determinants of health.
  • Family planning and reproductive health-care services, including information and education.
  • Access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines

Submission Instructions:

Abstracts should be up to 250 words in length. All abstracts should indicate clearly up to two of the conference themes it covers. Research abstracts should follow the standard Background/Methods/Results/Conclusion format. Project or community activity abstracts should briefly answer all of the following:

  • What is the project/activity?
  • Why was it needed (What is the problem?)
  • How did the project/activity try to address the problem?
  • What did you try to do?
  • What are the results/feedback/successes or challenges so far?
  • What are the next steps?

Essential Dates:

The Call for Abstracts closes on Friday, 9 February 2018 at 5.00pm Ulaanbaatar time.

Successful abstracts will be notified by Friday, 2 March 2018


Dr Kimberley Ivory, (English) | Phone +976 9425 0030

Dr Dorjjantsan (Jack) Ganbaatar, (Mongolian) | Phone +976 7740 0323